According to the most recent numbers from Forbes, Roger Federer is the seventh athlete in the world in terms of earnings between 2020 and 2021: a good 90 million in total, making him the only tennis player in the top 10. A fact that could easily surprise, given that from the Australian Open 2020 to today King Roger has played exclusively one tournament: the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha last March, where he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals after returning to success against the British Daniel Evans.
In fact, the vast majority of his income comes from the numerous and profitable sponsors: Rolex, Credit Suisse, ON and Uniqlo, without considering his recent commitments also with Lindt, Barilla, Mercedes-Benz and Switzerland Tourism.
Roger Federer's super-earnings between sponsors and courts
The first athlete in this ranking is martial arts expert Conor McGregor, with earnings of $ 180 million. Followed by footballers Lionel Messi (130M) and Cristiano Ronaldo (120M), Dak Prescott (107.5M), LeBron James (96.5M), Neymar (95M), the aforementioned Federer, Lewis Hamilton (82M) , Tom Brady (76M) and basketball player Kevin Durant (75M).
As for tennis and prize money earnings, according to the latest data, former ATP number one Roger Federer is currently second in the all-time ranking in terms of career earnings: above him, standing at 130 million of dollars, is the Serbian Novak Djokovic, with about 146 million.
Followed in this special list by Rafael Nadal (123 M) and the British Andy Murray (62 M). Roger is expected to return to the field in the next few days for the Geneva tournament, which he has never attended. He will follow his engagement at Roland Garros in Paris, where he was absent last year to better prepare for the new 2021 season, in which he will turn 40 years-old.
Following the semi-final lost to Nole Djokovic at the Australian Open 2020, Federer underwent two surgeries on his right knee. The Swiss will have to defend the final played at Wimbledon in 2019, where he missed his ninth triumph in London by just one point. Do not forget the appointment at the Tokyo Olympics, postponed by a year due to the Coronavirus emergency.